Faculty Endorsed 5/12/03, Board Approved 5/15/03
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 9/20/04, Board Amended/Approved 10/7/04
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 10/17/05, Board Amended/Approved 10/21/05
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 8/24/07, Academic Affairs Committee Amended/Approved 4/10/07
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 5/6/08, Board Amended/Approved 5/9/08
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 4/14/09, 5/5/09; Board Approved 5/8/09
Faculty Amended/Endorsed 12/7/2011; Board Approved 1/27/12
If the Faculty member does not request a hearing, the President proceeds with such action
as he or she deems appropriate. If the President decides to terminate the Faculty member,
the President notifies the Faculty member, in writing, of the termination, the reasons for
it, and the date the termination is effective. When the Faculty member has not requested
a hearing within fifteen days, the decision of the President is then final.
The President may suspend the Faculty member from duties during formal proceedings if
the President has reasonable grounds to believe that continuation of the Faculty member
in these duties will cause immediate harm to the Faculty member, other persons, or to the
institution. Salary will continue during the period of a suspension.
III.B.7.g. Hearing Committee
If the Faculty member requests a hearing, in writing to the President, within fifteen days
of receiving notice of the right to such a hearing, the President, or the Provost upon the
request of the President, immediately requests the Faculty Advisory Committee to
provide, within seven days, a panel of seven tenured members of the Faculty, at least four
of whom hold the rank of Professor, who are able to serve on the hearing committee.
Faculty serving on the Committee on Promotion and Tenure shall be ineligible to serve
on the Faculty Hearing Committee.
From the list of seven Faculty members, the Faculty
member concerned strikes two names and the President, or the President's representative,
strikes two names so that three names remain. Neither the Faculty member nor the
President may strike the name of more than one Full Professor. These three persons
constitute the Faculty Hearing Committee. The process of striking shall be completed
within ten days of receipt of the proposed names from the Faculty Advisory Committee,
by both the Faculty member concerned and the President or the President's representative.
The President notifies the Faculty member concerned that the Faculty Hearing
Committee has been selected; the President also sets a date for the hearing to commence.
The hearing date is not fewer than twenty nor more than thirty days from the date of this
notice of the Hearing Committee’s selection. So that the Committee may consider the
matter prior to commencement of the hearing, the President may request that the Faculty
member submit a formal written reply to the proposed grounds for dismissal. The Faculty
Hearing Committee appoints its own chair and determines its own rules of procedures.
Those rules include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Hearing Committee will not be bound by strict rules of legal evidence in
considering the issues involved.
The Committee, in consultation with the President and the Faculty member
concerned, will exercise its judgment regarding whether the hearing should be
public or private.
During the proceedings, both the Faculty member concerned and the College shall
have the privilege of being represented by an advisor of his or her or its choosing
who may act as counsel.
A verbatim record of the hearing or hearings will be taken. Such record may be